Kenyan director, Winori Kahiu, has joined the top 10 ranked films on Netflix with her film. See both methods. Released on August 17, the film is currently number two in the top 10 films on Netflix globally, while it is the number one film in 61 countries, including Kenya, Canada, Bolivia, Sweden and the UK.
The film revolves around a young woman, played by Hollywood actress Lili Reinhart, who takes a pregnancy test just before her college graduation. The audience then sees two different scenarios: one where the test is positive and she becomes a young mother, and an alternate story where the test is negative and she instead pursues her career ambitions. Goes to Los Angeles.
‘Look Both Sides’ parallels Winori Kahiyo’s life.
Speaking about working on the film, Kahiu told Variety in an interview: “I believe in parallel lives and multiple existences, and I really liked it.”
I See both methods, Kahiu gives several nods to her Kenyan heritage. In one scene, Hollywood actress Nia Long dances to a Swahili song by Kenyan musician, producer, and DJ ‘Blinky’ Bill Selinga, called ‘Budu Mpima (Simama)’.
Naya Long Dance on my song in this movie made my year, Tweeted blink “Look both ways up and up.”
Many Kenyans have been expressing their support for Kahiyo on social media, calling it a ‘win’ for the country.
Say nori and ‘friend’.
See both methods Kahiu’s third feature film, but her first Hollywood project. His previous films have focused on Kenyan stories, including buddy, which centered around a same-sex romance. The film was temporarily banned in Kenya in 2019 due to its “gay theme”.
Nevertheless, “Rafiki” received international acclaim and was the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. whisper-about the twin US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998—also won Best Screenplay at the 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Talking about African filmmaking in one Previous TEDTalkKahiu coined a term and started a movement called ‘Afrobubblegum’ stating that the continent needed to tell more stories that were ‘vibrant’, and that ‘the danger of the single story still felt. is going.’
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Kahiyo studied in the UK and the US before returning to Kenya, where she currently resides.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, you have the ability to direct the human experience, because all human experiences are the same,” Kahiu said. An interview with Variety. “A young woman going through this is like a young woman in any other part of the world. At the end of it all, we’re all the same underneath.